MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Edition Review

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MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC

It has been quite a struggle to get NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series cards. We have spent the past few months looking for a GeForce RTX 3070 card to review and hastened efforts after feedback on our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 review that folks wanted to see a lower-cost card tested. For this review, we were able to find a MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Edition. This card takes the GeForce RTX 3070 and adds a custom cooler but still lets us get the ballpark of performance for a RTX 3070. Let us get into the review.

Video Version

As with many STH articles this year, we also have a video version featuring this card and our discussion of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.

This video goes into some of the market perspectives of the RTX 3070 but it also has some footage of this MSI GeForce RTX 3070 card. If you want to see other angles, that is a good way to do so. As always, we suggest opening this video in a YouTube tab so you can listen along while you read this review.

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Edition Overview

Looking at the front of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Edition, we can see the Tri-Fan setup, which covers the entire card. These large cooling fans will keep the RTX 3070 well under temperature control to run nice and cool.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Front
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Front

While this may look like dual-slot GPU it actually extends into a third expansion slot. One can see it also extends well past the top of a rear I/O bracket. For many dense installations, this is too large. With a length of 12″ it is also longer than the Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3070.

Flipping the MSI RTX 3070 over, we can see the backplate, which is made from plastic, and a large section that is uncovered which will aid in cooling the RTX 3070.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Back
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Back

The top edge is clear from obstructions and allows airflow across the RTX 3070 heat sink.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Top Edge View
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Top Edge View

At the back end of the MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC, we find 2x 8-Pin power connectors.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Power Connections
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Power Connections

The MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC video outputs include 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and 1x HDMI 2.1 ports.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Video Outputs
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Video Outputs

Here we see the retail box front and back.

MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Box Front
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Box Front
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Box Back
MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC Box Back

Next, let us take a look at the MSI RTX 3070 Ventus 3x OC key specifications and continue with our performance testing.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey that’s the card the card I was able to find and got it for $525 at microcenter. Last one in stock woot! It completed the missing piece to my build. Wish the card had light though, don’t care for rgb but a nice lit up RTX would be cool.

  2. Thanks William, an excellent comparison that we’ve been waiting for.

    Shouldn’t the article have a Tag for “compute”, and it would be helpful (for search) to have “compute” in the article’s title.

    Also, the “Arion v2.5” benchmark would benefit from adding a few CPUs; for comparison.

    We really appreciate seeing how much to decide to spend, and which card we should consider for compute applications.

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